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Cambridge Theatre

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Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, England
Phone Number: 0844 412 4652
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Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. These were completely restored under the supervision of Carl Toms in 1986.A comfortable size for both plays and musicals productions at the theatre have included 1066 and All That, Heartbreak House with Edith Evans and Robert Donat, Billy Liar, Half a Sixpence with Tommy Syteele, Bruce Forsyth in Little Me, Peter O’ Toole in Man and Superman, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Fame, The Beautiful Game, Jerry Springer –The Opera and both the original London production and the revival of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago.
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Good show, tired theatre

We saw Matilda here and it was a great show. Alas the theatre is very tired, the ar area cramped and full of children being loud excited children with no supervision but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A fabulous show. At times, however, the sound was too loud - both from the technical sound AND from all the very young children attending. In fact, at times, it was so loud it scared the young children...! But Matilda was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Theatre is amazing, prices aren't to bad (Still a little steep) We were sat in the dress circle in F1 & F2. I think you could sit anywhere in the dress circle and you will be able to see the show easily. The show itself (Matilda) was amazing, The cast, props, and everything about it was spectacular. Fully recommend going.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We saw Matilda here and it was a great show. Alas the theatre is very tired, the ar area cramped and full of children being loud excited children with no supervision but the view from the seats in the Dress circle were superb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This theatre was lovely! We were in the Upper Circle, row B, towards the right hand side. We had a pretty good view, but from time to time the actors approached the edge of the stage, and even walked off the stage, but we couldn't see that. The attendants were helpful and kind, and the entrance to the upper circle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went to London to watch Matilda during February half term. As we were in the Upper Circle we had to queue round the side of the building for a separate entrance. Staff were very efficient checking our tickets & letting us in. Unfortunately there aren't enough toilets in the theatre & we had to queue for a good 10-15... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great venue for a fantastic RSC production of Matilda. Leave all your troubles at the theatre door and enjoy an evening of escapism! Lovely theatre in a great part of London.

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Perhaps the reviewer who said disabled access was bad should have check the website for the theatre beforehand. My wife is in a wheelchair (able to transfer to theatre seat) and the staff couldn't have been more helpful! The show's website clearly states in the accessability details that access to levels is via steps (31 to dress circle & 60... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was a more intimate theater, but was very nice. It did get a bit crowded inside while waiting to be seated, but probably since it was rather cold outside!! I am so glad that this was the musical that was playing during our visit to the United Kingdom as it was SO very good. Lots of laughs, some tears... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went to see maltida it was fab great view downstairs the only problem I found I had a lady sit in front of me with massive hair so I couldn't see I had to peer through a gap between the person next her I wanted to go and a booster seat but apart from that lovely threatre and clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a review of the Cambridge Theatre, not it's resident show Matilda the Musical. The theatre gives a pleasant overall experience - seating is comfortable with plenty of legroom at the front of the Stalls. Refreshment prices were expensive, but no more so than would be expected in a West End theatre. There seemed to be lots of staff... More 

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